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NBC RATINGS RESULTS FOR THE PRIMETIME WEEK OF FEB. 25-MARCH 3

Monday & Tuesday “Voice” Premieres Are the #3-4 Shows of the Week, “World of Dance” Is #9 in 18-49, “The Enemy Within,” “Chicago Fire” & “Med” Tie for #10

NBC Finishes #2 for the Week in 18-49 & Total Viewers

Season to Date, NBC Ranks #1 or Tied for #1 in Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 & Every Key Adult-Female Demo

Monday’s "Voice" Jumps +24% Vs. the Finale of the Show’s Prior Cycle, With Its Best Rating Since Oct. 1, "Enemy Within" Opens With a 10 p.m. Win Over "Good Doctor”

On Tuesday, NBC Takes Six of Six Half-Hours With the #1-2 Shows With “Voice” & “World of Dance”; “World” Opens +27% Above Last Season’s Finale

"Chicago P.D." Dominates the Wednesday 10 p.m. Hour

On Thursday, the "Titan Games" Season Finale Hits a Four-Week High in Total Viewers

Friday’s "Dateline" Grows in Viewers for a 4th Week in a Row, Equals Its 18-49 High Since Dec. 14

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — March 5, 2019 — NBC has finished #2 in primetime ratings for the week of Feb. 25-March 3 in the key adult 18-49 demographic as well as total viewers, according to “live plus same day” viewership figures from Nielsen Media Research.

NBC’s Monday and Tuesday premieres of “The Voice 16” rank as the week’s #3 and #4 programs in both adults 18-49 and total viewers.

In 18-49, Tuesday’s season premiere of “World of Dance” ranks #9, while tied for #10 are Monday’s series debut of “The Enemy Within” and Wednesday telecasts of “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago Med.” “Chicago P.D.” joined them in the week’s top 20 of primetime programs on the Big 4 networks, tying for #16.

Season to date, NBC ranks #1 or tied for #1 among ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and all key adult-female demographics.

Weekly ratings are “live plus same day” figures from Nielsen Media Research unless otherwise noted. Season-to-date ratings are averages of “live plus seven day” data except for the two most recent weeks, which are “live plus same day.”

Week 23 Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “live plus same day,” Feb. 25-March 3

ABC…1.1

NBC…1.0

Fox…0.9

CBS…0.7

CW…0.2

Total Viewers

CBS…5.9 million

NBC…5.4 million

ABC…4.8 million

Fox…3.4 million

CW…0.7 million

Season-to-Date Averages

Adult 18-49 Rating, “Most Current”

NBC…1.8

Fox…1.8

CBS…1.7

ABC…1.3

CW…0.4

Total Viewers

CBS…9.3 million

NBC…7.8 million

Fox…6.2 million

ABC…5.5 million

CW…1.4 million

NBC highlights for the week of Feb. 25-March 3:

Monday

NBC won Monday night among the Big 4 in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers.

The premiere of “The Voice 16” (2.1 rating in 18-49, 10.8 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) jumped +24% above where the show closed its prior cycle in 18-49 (2.1 vs. 1.7 for the fall finale on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 from 9-11 p.m.) and +9% in total viewers (10.8 million vs. 9.9 million), scoring the show’s highest rating on any night since Oct. 1, 2018 (2.1) and delivering its most-watched telecast since Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (10.9 million). “Voice” was the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49, adults 25-54 and total viewers. Versus the show’s prior premiere, “Voice” grew +5% in 18-49 (2.1 vs. 2.0 on Sept. 24, 2018) and +1.1 million persons or +11% in total viewers (10.8 million vs. 9.7 million).

“Live Plus 35 Day Plus Digital” Ratings: Monday’s “The Voice” has grown by +61% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.73 to a 2.79).

The debut of “The Enemy Within” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 5.8 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among the ABC, CBS and NBC dramas in adults, men and women 18-49 and adults, men and women 25-54 over ABC’s “The Good Doctor” and CBS’ “Bull.” by “Enemy” improved by +20% on NBC’s Monday 10-11 p.m. timeslot average last season in 18-49 (1.2 vs. 1.0, L+SD excluding sports) and by +1.2 million persons or +26% in total viewers (5.8 million vs. 4.6 million) and generated NBC’s best 18-49 rating in the time period since Dec. 31, 2018 (1.3 with special New Year’s Eve programming). L+3:“Enemy Within” grew by +34% going from "live plus same day" to "live plus three day" Nielsens (from a 1.17 to a 1.57) and +2.2 million persons in total viewers (5.8 million to 8.0 million).

Tuesday

NBC wins the night among the Big 4 in adults 18-49 and every other key demo, sweeping six of six half-hours in adults 18-49 with the #1-2 shows of the night.

The Tuesday debut of “The Voice 16” (2.0 rating in 18-49, 10.6 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) is up +18% above where the show closed its prior cycle in 18-49 (2.0 vs. 1.7 for the fall finale on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 from 9-11 p.m.) and +7% in total viewers (10.6 million vs. 9.9 million), and is also up +18% versus the prior cycle’s Tuesday average in 18-49 (2.0 vs. 1.7, L+SD) and +1.4 million persons or +16% in total viewers (10.6 million vs. 9.2 million). This is the the show’s highest Tuesday 18-49 rating since Sept, 25, 2018 (2.2) and its most-watched Tuesday episode since March 20, 2018 (10.9 million). “Voice” was the #1 show of the night in adults 18-49 and every other key demo. L+35+Digital: The Tuesday edition of “The Voice” has increased by +62% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.67 to a 2.68).

The Season 3 debut of “World of Dance” (1.4 rating in 18-49, 6.3 million viewers overall from 9-11 p.m. ET) jumped +27% versus where the show left off with its Season 2 finale in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.1 on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 from 9-11 p.m.) and +12% in total viewers (6.3 million vs. 5.6 million) and was also up +17% versus the show’s average from last season in 18-49 (1.4 vs. 1.2) and +13% in total viewers (6.3 million vs. 5.5 million). This is the show’s top 18-49 rating since June 19, 2018 (1.4) and its most-watched episode since June 5, 2018 (6.310 million), the second episode of last season, which also marked the last time the show topped this week’s 1.4 in 18-49 (1.5). “World” was the #2 show of the night on the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49 and most other key demos, behind only “The Voice,” and won the two-hour timeslot among the broadcast networks from 9-11 p.m. in every key demographic, including by a +56% margin in adults 18-49 (1.4 vs. 0.9 for CBS’ dramas). L+7: Last summer’s “World of Dance” grew by +42% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.40 to a 1.99) and +2.1 million viewers overall (6.4 million to 8.5 million).

Wednesday

“Chicago Med” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 8.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the highly competitive hour in total viewers, within 98,000 persons of Fox’s penultimate hour of “The Masked Singer” (8.5 million vs. 8.6 million), while finishing +1.4 million persons or +20% ahead of CBS’ “Survivor” (8.483 million vs. 7.074 million). “Med” was the #3 most-watched show of the night on the Big 4 networks, behind only the final two hours of “The Masked Singer” on Fox. L+35+Digital: “Med” is growing by +115% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.25 to a 2.69).

“Chicago Fire” (1.2 rating in 18-49, 8.2 million viewers overall from 9-10 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in adults 18-49, total viewers and every other key measure behind only Fox’s “Masked Singer” finale. L+35+Digital: “Fire” is increasing by +135% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.25 to a 2.94).

“Chicago P.D.” (1.1 rating in 18-49, 7.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) won the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49, adults 25-54, total viewers and every other key measure, leading among those networks by a +57% margin in 18-49 (1.1 vs. 0.7 for ABC’s “Whiskey Cavalier” encore) and by +3.1 million persons or +75% in total viewers (7.2 million vs. 4.1 million for “Whiskey Cavalier”). L+35+Digital: “P.D.” has grown by +163% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.12 to a 2.94).

Thursday

The Season 1 finale of “The Titan Games” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 4.5 million viewers overall from 8-9 p.m. ET) delivered a four-week high in total viewers, the show’s biggest audience since Jan. 31 (4.6 million). The Feb. 28 “Titan Games” outscores NBC’s average in the Thursday, 8-9 p.m. timeslot this season prior to “Titan Games” by +25% in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 0.8, L+SD non-sports) and by +1.7 million persons or +59% in total viewers (4.5 million vs. 2.8 million). Titan Games” tied as the #1 Big 4 show of the night in men 18-34 and men 18-49. L+35+Digital: “Titan Games” is increasing by +116% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 1.34 to a 2.90).

“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 9-9:30 p.m. ET) retained 99.8% week to week in total viewers (2.358 million vs. 2.363 million) and tied for #1 in the timeslot among the Big 4 networks in men 18-34. L+35+Digital: “B99” derives +53% of its L+35+digital 18-49 rating from nonlinear sources, the #1 biggest percentage on the NBC schedule.

“Will & Grace” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 2.4 million viewers overall from 9:30-10 p.m. ET) retained 99% of its lead-in in total viewers (2.351 million vs. 2.358 million) and 100% in adults 25-54 (0.9 vs. 0.9). L+35+Digital: “Will & Grace” has increased by +216% in the 18-49 demo going from L+SD to L+35+Digital (from a 0.79 to a 2.50).

A rebroadcast of Monday’s “The Enemy Within” premiere averaged a 0.4 rating in 18-49 and 2.2 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET.

Friday

An encore telecast of Monday’s season debut of “The Voice 16” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 3.6 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) ranked #2 for its two-hour timeslot in adults 18-49 and tied for #1 in its second hour from 9-10 p.m.

“Dateline NBC” (0.6 rating in 18-49, 0.8 in adults 25-54, 3.6 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) increased its audience for a fourth Friday in a row (from 2.3 million on Feb. 1 to 2.8 million on Feb. 8 to 3.0 million on Feb. 15 to 3.1 million on Feb. 22 to 3.6 million on March 1). “Dateline” delivered the show’s most-watched Friday edition since Dec. 28, 2018 (3.7 million), while matching its adult 18-49 high since Dec. 14, 2018 (0.8) and its Friday adult 25-54 best since Jan. 18, 2019 (1.0). Week to week, “Dateline” increased by +0.1 of a point or +20% in adults 18-49 (0.6 vs. 0.5), +14% in adults 25-54 (0.8 vs. 0.7) and +14% in total viewers (3.582 million vs. 3.133 million).

Sunday

A recap of last Tuesday’s “World of Dance” season premiere averaged a 0.5 rating in 18-49 and 3.0 million viewers overall from 7-8 p.m. ET.

The Sunday debut of “World of Dance” (1.0 rating in 18-49, 4.2 million viewers overall from 8-10 p.m. ET) delivered NBC’s strongest 18-49 rating in the timeslot, excluding sports and major award shows, since April 1, 2018 (1.7 with “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”). “World” also generated NBC’s biggest in-season total-viewer result in the timeslot, excluding sports and major award shows, since April 29, 2018 (4.8 million). “World” ranked #2 among the Big 4 in the timeslot in 18-49 and finished within 0.1 of a rating point of where the show left off with last season’s finale in 18-49 (1.0 vs. 1.1 on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 from 9-11 p.m.). L+7: Last summer’s “World of Dance” grew by +42% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.40 to a 1.99) and +2.1 million viewers overall (6.4 million to 8.5 million).

The second season premiere of “Good Girls” (0.7 rating in 18-49, 2.7 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET) ranked #2 in the timeslot among ABC, CBS and NBC in adults 18-49; and adults, 25-54, while equaling NBC’s strongest in-season 18-49 rating in the timeslot, excluding sports and major award shows, since April 1, 2018 (0.9 with “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “Dateline NBC”). L+7: Last season “Good Girls” increased by +48% in 18-49 rating going from L+SD to L+7 (from a 1.02 to a 1.51) and more than +1.6 million viewers overall (4.4 million to 6.1 million). L+35+Digital: When 35-day linear and projected non-linear viewing was included, the “Good Girls” 18-49 rating increases to a 2.16.

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